Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Some more 1940 Census Indexing stuff

Many people don't avail themselves of the valuable assets on the FamilySearch WIKI. The entire wiki is a valuable resource of genealogical research. Of import right now is the overview for indexing the 1940 U.S. Federal Census. The link below is to that overview page.

1940 Census Indexing Overview This link takes you to the website and will open a new browser window.

If you click on the "Project Updates" tab you can find the official way to list the entries for French Canada, English Canada, Northern Ireland, Free Ireland and Eire.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

1940 Census Arbitration

Arbitration of your indexed census occurs when a specific data field from Indexer A and Indexer B do not concur. The arbitrator looks at the census batch and both indexers inputs. The arbitrator then selects the data that appears to be most correct.

After a batch is arbitrated the batch is available under the indexers Arbitration Results tab. Each listed batch can be opened so the indexer is able to review the arbitration results.

All indexers should open the arbitrated batches to learn where they are making errors.